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The wedding venue that stole Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright's hearts

May 26, 2015
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In the days leading up to Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright's highly anticipated wedding, dozens of bouquets of flowers were lined up outside Hengrave Hall, sending rumours aflurry that the lovebirds had chosen the Tudor mansion to celebrate their nuptials. Indeed, fans' suspicions were well-founded and the new Mr and Mrs Wright did head to the spectacular hall after saying "I do" at St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk on Sunday 24 May.

Mark and Michelle tied the knot at Hengrave Hall

Ahead of their wedding day, Michelle and Mark told HELLO! that Hengrave Hall was in fact the first venue the couple viewed after Strictly Come Dancing star Mark proposed. "We loved everything about it. It is beautiful and very historic, but when family and friends are there it will feel like our place," said the then bride-to-be.

The 16th-century property is situated in Suffolk's sprawling countryside

We take a closer look at the 16th-century property that stole Michelle and Mark's hearts, and where they partied into the night with their 200 guests, which included close friends and family, as well as TOWIE's James Argent and Lydia Bright and Michelle's former Coronation Street co-stars Antony Cotton and Brooke Vincent.Steeped in history and tradition, Hengrave Hall fitted perfectly what the actress and TV and radio presenter were after. The stately house dates back to 1525 and is one of the last examples of a property designed around an enclosed courtyard with a great hall.

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The pair said "I do" on Sunday 24 May

In terms of the exact setting for their fun-packed weekend, Michelle and Mark may well have opted for the sun-kissed West Terrace for the drinks reception, followed by the Long Gallery, with its white timber panelling and crystal chandeliers, which makes for the perfect space for a sumptuous wedding breakfast.

The Dining Room, Library and Banqueting Hall all accommodate wedding parties but would have been out of bounds for Mark and Michelle's extensive guest list.

It's thought they and many of their guests stayed in the luxurious Tudor mansion

The scenic hall nestled in the Suffolk countryside also boasts 35 luxurious bedrooms, 12 of which include impressive four-poster beds, meaning the bride and groom and many of their guests could unwind in the luxuries of Hengrave over the Bank Holiday weekend – Mark and his gent friends enjoyed golf on the eve of their wedding day, while Michelle dined with her girlfriends.

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